Napier restaurants

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Bistronomy

Bistronomy is proof that some of NZ's best food can be enjoyed outside the country's biggest cities. The finely judged seasonal tasting menus, which could include sumac-cured kingfish or chicken poached in kawakawa …
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Mister D

This long, floorboarded room with its green-tiled bar is the pride of the Napier foodie scene. Hip and slick but not unaffordable, with quick-fire service delivering the likes of pulled pork with white polenta or ro…
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Milk & Honey

One of the best options in the good eating and drinking hub around seaside Ahuriri village, Milk & Honey combines ocean and boardwalk views with a versatile all-day menu. Hawke's Bay beers and wines feature alon…
Greek in Napier

Greek National Cafe

Operated as a Kiwi diner serving steak and seafood for many decades, the National Cafe was reopened in 2017 by descendants of the original Greek owners. A few dishes from its heritage heyday linger, but now the emph…
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Pacifica

Judged NZ'S top restaurant in 2017 by Cuisine magazine, Pacifica is a showcase for chef Jeremy Rameka's affinity with kai moana (seafood). The decor is surprisingly relaxed, and the good-value $65 five-course menu c…
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Cafe Ujazi

The most bohemian of Napier's cafes, Ujazi folds back its windows and lets the alternative vibes spill out onto the pavement. It's a long-established, consistent performer offering blackboard meals and hearty counte…
Indian in Napier

Indigo

This stellar subcontinental outfit should really be charging more for its dishes than it does. Factor in one of the city's best selections of local Hawke's Bay craft beer, a huge array of gins and whiskies, and you'…
Vegan in Napier

Hapī

Welcome to Hapī, where virtuous and vital vegan flavours are also damn tasty. Breakfast bowls packed with acai, chia and quinoa team up with superior snacks like polenta fries or chipotle tofu tacos, and the drinks …
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Three Doors Up

The fab old Union Hotel has ceded part of its territory to Three Doors Up, a stylish restaurant serving classic fare such as risotto, eye fillet steak and slow-cooked pork belly. The 4th Door Lounge Bar is next door…
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Groove Kitchen Espresso

A sophisticated cafe squeezed into an old Spanish Mission–style house, where the turntable spins and the kitchen cranks out A1 brunch along with interesting wraps, baps (bread rolls), salads and killer coffee. With …